Purchase native plants to landscape your yard

Fall plant sale at Gila Native Plant Nursery on Oct. 4 -5

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SAFFORD – Landscape your yard with native plants from the Gila Watershed Partnership. Plant your own pollinator garden or plant the ultimate, carefree desert landscape with cacti and succulents.

On Friday and Saturday, October 4-5, The Gila Native Plant Nursery will have native plants for sale to the public, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day. More than 5,000 native and drought-tolerant plants will be available for purchase, including a variety of native desert trees, cacti succulents, native grasses, and pollinator plants. On Saturday, gardening workshops and demonstrations about various gardening topics will be presented.

The plant sale will take place at The Gila Native Plant Nursery at EAC Discovery Park, 1651 W. Discovery Park Blvd, Safford, AZ 85546. A big thank you to our sponsors: Sorensen Financial and Anneta Smith of Tierra Antiqua Realty.

The Gila Native Plant Nursery was established in 2013 to help provide native plants and trees for riparian applications. Their purpose has grown to include contract grows for clients requiring specific plants for habitat restoration, and also provides southeast Arizona residents with a local source of native plants, including pollinator and low-water-use species. Along with the Gila Watershed Partnership, their founding partners, the Bureau of Land Management – Safford Field Office and Eastern Arizona College Discovery Park continue to provide significant and ever-present support. To learn more about the Gila Native Plant Nursery, go to www.gwpaz.org/nursery.

For questions or more information, contact Steve Plath at (928) 424-3886 or steve.plath@gwpaz.org. All proceeds from the plant sale help support the Gila Watershed Partnership.

How to get there: Enter Discovery Park, cross the parking lot and railroad track and travel down the hill until you reach the greenhouse.

Founded in 1992 and headquartered at Eastern Arizona Discovery Park Campus, The Gila Watershed Partnership (GWP) is a boots-on-the-ground, field-based conservation organization. GWP confronts issues in the Upper Gila Watershed that include polluted rivers, soil erosion, invasive weeds, loss of habitat, drought, fire, and flooding. GWP works with diverse partners to implement projects that direct resources to the root of these issues while employing and purchasing locally to benefit the economy and community.